Predictem NBA Archives: January 2012 Through November 2012

Friday Hoops Pick: Milwaukee Bucks at a pick’em. - 11/30

Spurs OUT: Word is that Coach Poppovich is planning on resting Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green vs. the Miami Heat Wed. night. - 11/29

Thursday NBA Plays: Golden St. Warriors +1.5 - 11/29. - 11/29

Wednesday Pro Hoops Plays: Orlando Magic +7.5. - 11/28

Tuesday NBA Pick: Phoenix Suns -2.5. - 11/27

Monday Pro Hoops Picks: Brooklyn Nets +1. - 11/26

Sunday NBA Plays: Phoenix Suns +5 and Portland Trailblazers +6.5. - 11/25

Saturday NBA Plays: Philadelphia 76ers +4, Sacramento Kings +1.5 and Dallas Mavericks +1.5. - 11/24

Comeback? Former NBA All Star Michael Finley is hoping to hook up with an NBA team as he attempts a comeback. Finley is 39. - 11/23

Friday Hoops Plays: Minnesota Timberwolves +2. - 11/23

Thursday: No games scheduled. Happy Thanksgiving! - 11/22

Wednesday NBA Plays: Milwaukee Bucks +9.5. - 11/21

Tuesday: Passing. - 11/20

Monday: Passing. - 11/19

Sunday NBA: Houston Rockets +7. - 11/18

Saturday Pro Hoops Plays: Washington Wizards +3 and Cleveland Cavaliers -2.5. - 11/17

Friday: Memphis Grizzlies -6 and Golden State Warriors +1.5. - 11/16

Thursday NBA Pick: Denver Nuggets -3.5. - 11/15

Wednesday: Los Angeles Clippers -1.5. - 11/14

Tuesday: Cleveland Cavaliers +6. - 11/13

Monday NBA: Toronto Raptors +3. Utah is 0-4 on the road this season and has allowed opponents to hit 46.2% of their shots over that span (101.2 pts/gm). They’re also allowing opponents to outrebound them by 4 boards a game on the road as well. The Raptors at 1-5 aren’t exactly ripping up the nets but offer great value at +3. This game will likely come down to free throw shooting where the Raps hold the edge by a whopping 8%. Furthermore, Toronto is only receiving 35% of the betting action yet the spread has held strong at +3 all day. I expect this line to drop a bit prior to tip off. - 11/12

Breaking News: Lakers pass on Phil Jackson and hire Mike D’Antoni. - 11/12

Sunday Pro Hoops: Orlando Magic +7.5. - 11/11

Saturday’s Picks: Dallas Mavericks/Charlotte Bobcats OVER 199.5 points. - 11/10

Friday NBA Plays: Memphis Grizzlies -7. - 11/9

Thursday Pro Hoops: Short cards mean tighter lines as the oddsmakers have more time to hone their craft. I dont see value in either game tonight so we’re passing. - 11/8

Wednesday Picks: Charlotte Bobcats +3 and Utah Jazz -3. - 11/7

Tuesday Hoops Plays: Toronto Raptors +8.5 - 11/6

Monday: Sacramento Kings -2. - 11/5

Sunday Pro Hoops: Detroit Pistons +8. - 11/4

Saturday NBA Plays: Chicago Bulls -9.5. - 11/3

Trade Analysis: Charles breaks down the James Harden Trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Houston Rockets. - 11/2

Friday NBA Plays: We’re sorry but we have to pass today. Football capping ate us up! - 11/2

Thursday Pro Hoops Plays: San Antonio Spurs -2. - 11/1

Wednesday NBA Plays: Toronto Raptors +2 and Portland Trailblazers +2.5. - 10/31

Dwight Howard Trade Broken Down: The trade involved four teams: (Magic, Nuggets, 76ers and Lakers). Los Angeles receives C Dwight Howard, F Earl Clark and PG Chris Duhon. Denver receives F Andre Iguodala. Orlando gets G Arron Afflalo, F Al Harrington, F Moe Harkless, F/C Nikola Vucevic, F Josh McRoberts, F Christian Eyenga and future draft picks. Philly receives C Andrew Bynum and G Jason Richardson. - 8/10

Trade: The Houston Rockets have agreed to trade PG Kyle Lowry to the Toronto Raptors for Gary Forbes and a future lottery pick. Lowry was a beast prior to getting hurt last season (abdominal). It looks like Jose Calderon has lost his starting gig. - 7/5

Heat Win! Congrats to the Miami Heat, the 2012 NBA Champions. They made quick work of the Thunder by beating them 4-1 in the best of 7 series. - 6/21

Thursday NBA Finals Game 5 Selection: Miami Heat -3.5. - 6/21

Tuesday Game 4 NBA Finals Play: Miami Heat -3.5. - 6/19

Sunday NBA Finals Game 3 Pick: Miami Heat -4. - 6/17

Thursday NBA Finals Game 2 Pick: Miami Heat +5.5. - 6/14

Tuesday NBA Finals Game 1 Pick: Miami Heat +5. - 6/12

Saturday Eastern Conference Finals Game 7: Miami Heat -7.5. - 6/9

Thursday: Our NBA picks have been nothing short of horrible lately. We’re passing. - 6/7

Wednesday: San Antonio/Oklahoma City UNDER 202. - 6/6

Tuesday Eastern Confeence Finals Play: Boston/Miami UNDER 179 points. - 6/5

Monday Western Conference Finals Pick: Thunder/Spurs UNDER 202. - 6/4

Sunday Eastern Conference Finals Prediction: Miami Heat -1.5. - 6/3

Saturday Western Conference Finals Pick: S.A. Spurs +3.5. - 6/2

Friday Eastern Conference Finals Game 3 Play: UNDER 180 points. - 6/1

Rest in Peace: Ex NBA dunking machine Orlando Woolridge has died of a heart condition. He was 52. Rest in peace big guy. - 6/1

Thursday: Passing. - 5/31

Wednesday Eastern Conference Finals Game 2: Celtics/Heat UNDER 177. (Heat lead series 1-0). - 5/30

Clippers Extend Coach: The team has announced that Vinny Del Negro will be back next season. Many had thought that he was on the chopping block. - 5/30

Tuesday’s Play: Spurs -5. - 5/29

Monday Prediction: Boston +8.5 - 5/28

Sunday Dog Pick: Oklahoma City +5.5 - 5/27

Friday: No games scheduled. - 5/25

Thursday Heat/Pacers Game 6: We like Indy to win the game straight up as a +2.5 underdog! - 5/24

Wednesday’s Play of the Day: Philadelphia 76ers -1.5. - 5/23

Tuesday’s Pro Hoops Playoffs Pick: Indiana Pacers/Miami Heat UNDER 180.5. - 5/22

Monday Playoff Bet Recommendation: 76ers +5.5. - 5/21

Sunday’s Play: Indiana Pacers +1.5. - 5/20

Saturday Pro Hoops Selection: L.A. Lakers +1. - 5/19

Friday NBA Picks: Philadelphia 76ers -2. - 5/18

Thursday Pro Hoops Playoffs: San Antonio Spurs -10.5. - 5/17

Wednesday’s Top Play: Philadelphia 76ers -2. - 5/16

Tuesday Pro Hoops Play: Miami Heat -6.5. - 5/15

Monday Bet Recommendation: Philadelphia 76ers/Boston Celtics OVER 173.5. - 5/14

Sunday’s Wager Prediction: Miami Heat -8. - 5/13

Saturday Playoff Prediction: Philadelphia 76ers/Boston Celtics OVER 170 points. - 5/12

Friday NBA: Blake Griffin hyperextended his knee in the last game and Chris Paul has a bad groin, which is an injury that doesn’t just go away quickly. There’s too many oddball variables in this game which prevents us from being able to make a solid prediction. I’m sorry but we have to take a pass here. - 5/11

Thursday Playoff Selections: Denver Nuggets -2. - 5/10

Wednesday Playoff Picks: Memphis Grizzlies -6.5. - 5/9

Tuesday NBA Playoffs Selection: Denver Nuggets +5.5. - 5/8

Monday NBA Playoffs Prediction: Memphis Grizzlies +1.5. - 5/7

Sunday: We couldn’t find any value so we’re passing. - 5/6

Saturday Hoops Plays: Memphis Grizzlies +3. We also like a lunch money bet on the Mavs at +2. - 5/5

Friday NBA Playoffs: We like the Boston Celtics to blow out the Hawks tonight! - 5/4

Thursday: We couldn’t find any value in either game. It’s always best to pass rather than force a play as “there’s always another game”. Enjoy your Thursday! - 5/3

Wednesday NBA Playoffs Bet: Memphis Grizzlies -6.5. - 5/2

Tuesday NBA Playoffs Pick of the Day: Denver Nuggets +5.5. - 5/1

Monday Pro Hoops Plays: Indiana Pacers -9.5. - 4/30

Sunday NBA Bets: Hawks -1.5 and Grizzlies -5.5. - 4/29

Saturday NBA Playoffs Picks: Mavericks/Thunder UNDER 193.5. - 4/28

Thursday NBA Plays: New Orleans Hornets +5. - 4/26

Wednesday NBA Notes: Hawks C Al Horford has been ruled out for the first round of the NBA playoffs. The team was hoping that he’d be available for limited minutes but he’s not ready yet. Metta World Peace has been suspended for 7 games for his flagrant elbow to the dome of James Harden. They should of kicked his ass out for the rest of the season. - 4/25

Wednesday NBA Bet Recommendation: Nuggets @ a picke’em. - 4/25

Tuesday NBA Pick: New Orleans Hornets -2.5. - 4/24

Monday Pro Hoops Selection: Charlotte Bobcats/Washington Wizards OVER 190 points. - 4/23

Sunday Hoops: Minnesota -10.5. - 4/22

Saturday Pro Hoops Picks: Orlando/Utah OVER 194 points. Somebody dropped the ball here. This line is WAY too low! - 4/21

Friday Roundball: Warriors/Mavericks UNDER 200.5. - 4/20

Thursday: Clippers/Suns UNDER 197 points. - 4/19

Wednesday Pro Hoops Bets: Los Angeles Lakers -6.5. I really believe the Warriors are tanking on purpose to better their draft position. - 4/18

Tuesday’s Plays: New York Knicks -3 and Cavs/Pistons OVER 192 points. - 4/17

Monday NBA Play: Washington Wizards +11.5. - 4/16

Sunday: PASSING. - 4/15

Saturday’s Plays: G.S./LAC UNDER 195.5. - 4/14

Friday: PASSED> - 4/14

Thursday Pro Hoops: Golden St. Warriors +6.5. - 4/12

Wednesday’s NBA Play of the Day: Golden St. Warriors +3.5. - 4/11

Tuesday Pro Basketball Prediction: Kings/Mavericks UNDER 202.5. - 4/10

Monday NBA Play of the Day: Milwaukee Bucks +3. - 4/9

Easter Sunday NBA Pick: Toronto/Oklahoma City UNDER 197 points. - 4/8

Saturday NBA Point Spread Prediction: Phoenix Suns at a pick’em. - 4/7

Friday Pro BBall Picks: New Jersey Nets -7.5. The Wiz are playing their 5th game in 6 nights. We’ve done real well in this scenario so rolling with it again tonight! - 4/6

Thursday NBA Action: We scoured today’s NBA card top to bottom and couldn’t find any value at all. We’re passing today. - 4/5

Wednesday Pro Hoops Plays: Dallas Mavericks -6 ***3 UNIT BEST BET ALERT*** - 4/4

Tuesday NBA Plays: Suns/Kings UNDER 214. - 4/3

2012 HOF Inductees: Reggie Miller, Ralph Sampson, Jamaal Wilkes and Coach Don Nelson highlight this year’s class. They’ll be inducted at a ceremony scheduled for September 7th. Maurice Cheeks and Bernard King were also candidates but were passed over. - 4/2

Monday on the Hardwood: Memphis Grizzlies +8. - 4/2

Linsanity Out: Knicks PG Jeremy Lin will miss approximately 6 weeks with a small chronic meniscus tear in his knee. - 4/1

Sunday NBA Top Play: Phoenix Suns -10. The Hornets are playing their 4th game in 5 nights and are in the final game of a long road trip. We expect a blowout here. - 4/1

Saturday NBA Play: New Jersey Nets/Sacramento Kings OVER 210. - 3/31

Friday Pro Hoops Pick: Charlotte +8.5. Denver is on it’s 5th game of a long road trip and has lost 3 of 4 of straight up. Nice value here. - 3/30

Thursday NBA Action: Today’s card offers no value so we’re passing. - 3/29

Wednesday NBA: Chicago Bulls -4. Tough spot for Atlanta with their 5th game in 6 nights. - 3/28

Tuesday NBA Bets: Phoenix Suns +2, Portland Trailblazers +5 and Cleveland Cavaliers +9. - 3/27

Monday Pro Basketball Plays: Indiana Pacers +3. - 3/26

Sunday NBA Play: Portland Trailblazers -9.5. - 3/25

Saturday Pro Basketball Picks: Charlotte/New Jersey OVER 193.5 points. Both defenses have been horrible lately. This game should hit 200 points despite both teams having questionable offenses. - 3/24

Friday NBA Picks: Feeling a bit scorched after we were cruising to an easy win last night and Utah went scoreless from the field for over 8 minutes. What a raw deal. Friday’s picks include Detroit at +8.5 and the Bucks/Bobcats OVER 202. Better luck to us today! - 3/23

Thursday NBA Play of the Day: Jazz/Kings OVER 211.5. - 3/22

Wednesday Pro Hoops Picks: Golden State/New Orleans UNDER 187 points. - 3/21

Tuesday Pro Hoops Pick: Houston Rockets +3. - 3/20

Monday NBA Action: Dallas Mavericks/Denver Nuggets UNDER 202.5. - 3/19

Sunday Hoops Plays: Blazers/Thunder UNDER 200.5. - 3/18

Saturday Pro Basketball Plays: LA Clippers -7.5. - 3/17

Friday NBA Picks: We spent so much time researching March Madness games that we ran out of time. We’re passing on today’s NBA. - 3/16

NBA Trades: The Blazers have sent C Marcus Camby to the Rockets for PG Jonny Flynn and C Hasheem Thabeet. The Warriors have traded recently acquired G Stephen Jackson to the Spurs for F Richard Jefferson. Luke Walton has been traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of a deal that sends Ramon Sessions to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers also acquired Christian Eyenga. The Blazers traded F Gerald Wallace to the NJ Nets for C Mehmet Okur, F Shawne Williams and a conditional first round draft pick where the Blazers will receive the pick if its NOT a top 3 pick. The Nuggets traded C Nene to the Wizards for C Javale McGee.

Thursday Pro Basketball Selections: We couldn’t find any value in today’s short card so are passing. - 3/15

Wednesday NBA Plays: Cleveland Cavaliers/Milwaukee Bucks OVER 204 points. - 3/14

NBA Trade: The Golden State Warriors have traded Monta Ellis, Ekpe Udoh and Kwame Brown to the Milwaukee Bucks for Andrew Bogut and Stephen Jackson. - 3/13

Tuesday Pro Hoops Picks: Warriors/Kings UNDER 206.5. - 3/13

Trade Rumors: The latest hot speculation has the Lakers and Bulls talking Pau Gasol. The Bulls might need to get a 3rd team involved though, as word has it that the Lakeshow isn’t real interested in anybody on Chicago’s roster. - 3/13

Monday NBA Plays: NY Knicks/Chicago Bulls OVER 198. - 3/12

Monday Key Injuries: Nets PG Deron Williams (calf) and Bulls F Luol Deng (wrist) will miss. Jazz C Al Jefferson is questionable with a personal matter. - 3/12

PG Expected to Retire: Spurs PG TJ Ford is expected to retire soon due to neck and spine issues. - 3/12

Sunday: Cleveland Cavaliers -2. - 3/11

TWolves Lose Craft Guard: Minnesota PG Ricky Rubio torn his ACL and will miss the remainder of the season. - 3/10

Saturday Pro Hoops Wagers: Washington Wizards +5.5 and Golden St. Warriors -3.5. - 3/10

Friday NBA Plays: Blazers/Celtics OVER 183.5 points. - 3/9

Thursday: Passing. - 3/8

Wednesday NBA Wagers: Charlotte Bobcats +7. - 3/7

Tuesday’s Predictions: Charlotte Bobcats +9. - 3/6

Monday: Our NBA picks continue to get hammered. We’re absolutely baffled as we’re using the same techniques that we’ve used to win long term, including 59% last season. It’s frustrating to say the least but it WILL turn around at some point. Monday’s play is the Cleveland Cavaliers +1.5. - 3/5

Sunday Pro Hoops: Houston Rockets -2. - 3/4

Saturday NBA Bets: Detroit Pistons +8. - 3/3

Friday Association Pick: Toronto Raptors +3.5. - 3/2

Thursday: Passing. - 3/1

Wednesday NBA Plays: Charlotte Bobcats +5.5. - 2/29

Tuesday NBA Pick: Minnesota/LA UNDER 196.5 ***3 UNIT BEST BET ALERT!*** - 2/28

All Star Break: NBA action will continue when regular season play resumes on Tuesday, February 28th.

Wednesday Pro Hoops: Magic/Hawks UNDER 177 points. - 2/23

Wednesday Pro Basketball Predictions: New Jersey Nets +6. - 2/22

Tuesday NBA Plays: Memphis at +1, Portland at -3.5 and Detroit/Cleveland OVER 192.5. - 2/21

Monday NBA Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks +2. - 2/20

Saturday/Sunday: Passing. - 2/18 and 2/19

Friday NBA: Milwaukee Bucks +7.5. - 2/17

Thursday Pro Basketball Plays: Portland +2. - 2/16

Wednesday NBA Picks: Sacramento Kings +6, Cleveland Cavaliers +1.5 and Phoenix Suns +1.5. - 2/15

Injury Notes: Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge suffered a sprained ankle Tuesday night vs. the Wizards and is OUT Wednesday. Nuggets big men Nene Hilario (calf) and Timofey Mozgov (ankle) are not expected to play Wed. night. Pacers F Danny Granger tweaked his ankle Tuesday and is doubtful Wednesday night against the Cavs. Celtics F Kevin Garnett is doubtful for Wednesday’s game vs. the Pistons. - 2/15

Tuesday NBA: Houston Rockets +3. - 2/14

Monday: We just like one game today; Phoenix at +3. This would be a 3 unit best bet if we weren’t so cold. The boo-birds are out and we deserve it. Our picks (both college and pro) are so cold right now it’s really beyond belief. Our Monday picks will be posted by 6PM EST. We highly recommend sitting on the sidelines until we get out of this prolonged funk. We’ve successfully handicapped the NBA for years using the same handicapping parameters. For whatever reason, our selections have been nothing short of a train wreck recently. It’s been so bad, that one almost has to wonder why we don’t adjust our variables. The answer? It’s worked for years. This is just a bad fluke. A REAL bad one. - 2/13

Sunday NBA Picks: Washington/Detroit OVER 192, Boston Celtics +2.5, Washington Wizards +6 and the Atlanta Hawks +4. - 2/12

Saturday Pro Basketball Pick: Minnesota T-Wolves -6.5. - 2/11

Friday NBA Bet Prediction: Washington Wizards +12.5. - 2/10

Thursday NBA Action: Boston Celtics -3.5. - 2/9

Wednesday NBA Bets: We’ve got a strong opinion on the Washington Wizards at -2 and a regular play on the Toronto Raptors at +1.5. Good luck! - 2/8

Tuesday Pro Basketball Pick of the Day: Milwaukee Bucks -7.5. - 2/7

Monday NBA Play: Portland Trailblazers +1. - 2/6

Super Bowl Sunday: Passing! - 2/5

Saturday Pro Hoops: ***3 UNIT BEST BET ALERT*** San Antonio Spurs -3. We also like the Utah Jazz at -2. - 2/4

Friday NBA Action: Milwaukee Bucks/Detroit Pistons OVER 183 points and the Philadelphia 76ers +2. - 2/3

Thursday NBA Plays: Memphis/Atlanta OVER 184, Chicago/New York OVER 191, Denver +1, Sacramento +3.5 and Memphis +4. - 2/2

Wednesday NBA Pick: Dallas Mavericks -2. - 2/1

Tuesday NBA: We were unable to find any value in today’s card. We’re passing! - 1/31

Monday NBA Top Play: Los Angeles Clippers +2. - 1/30

Sunday NBA Picks: Our top play is Minnesota -2. We also like New Orleans at +2.5. - 1/29

Saturday NBA Action: Milwaukee Bucks +5. - 1/28

Friday’s NBA Predictions: We’re passing today. - 1/27

Thursday Pro Hoops: We’re passing today. Short cards usually mean tight lines. We eyeballed the Celtics/Magic game a bit (we were thinking under) but with it being a HUGE revenge angle (Boston just SMOKED Orlando recently), multiple injuries for Boston etc. there’s just too many unstable variables. We’ve decided to pass. Power ratings say that Boston is good value but they don’t take into consideration that the Celts are missing their back court (Ray Allen/Rajon Rondo are both OUT) Sometimes passing is your best play. There’s never a need to force a bet, as there’s “always another game” upcoming. With that being said, check out our college basketball picks section as we’ve got a 3 unit best bet that we’re expecting to win easily. Good luck Fellas! - 1/26

Wednesday’s Recap: Our Warriors (-3.5) pick won easily, with G.S. winning by 8 and covering with an extra 4.5 to spare. We handicap the NBA completely different than most sports and are kicking ourselves for not making this a best bet play (yeah, hindsight is always 20/20 lol) because a few key paramters were in play here with their opponent playing their 3rd game in 3 nights, the public one siding the Blazers, it being a road game and the line going up from -3 to -3.5 despite the books not getting much action on Golden State. I gotta be honest, this play wasn’t on our radar until we saw the odd line move. That just goes to show that one should leave no stone unturned when hunting for value!

Wednesday’s NBA Plays: Golden State Warriors -3.5. - 1/25

Love Gets Some Love: Minnesota has signed big-man Kevin Love to a 4 year contract extension. - 1/25

Tuesday Recap: (0-1) Charlotte got absolutely blasted by the Knicks by 33 points. These two teams HAD played some really tight games in the recent past and the Bobcats were actually a nice value play. (Especially with Melo banged up).

Tuesday’s Play: Charlotte +5.5. - 1/24

Monday NBA Plays: Nets/Bulls OVER 187.5, New Orleans Hornets +4.5, Phoenix Suns +6. - 1/23

Atlanta Loses Center: Hawks C Al Horford will miss 3-4 months with a torn pectoral muscle. - 1/12

Spurs Lose Top-Scorer: Manu Ginobili broke his left hand Monday night and will miss up to 6 weeks. S.A. Coach Gregg Popovich said that James Anderson will start in Manu’s absence. - 1/2